CM – The decision in Salt Lake City about the Winter Olympics could be made after Beijing in 2022


Salt Lake City-Utah Bid Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Fraser Bullock has said that a decision on whether to commit to the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics has not yet been set as the Olympic is on and Paralympic Committee of the United States (USOPC) on the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Games.

Speaking to the media after a recent board meeting, Bullock reiterated that the small window between the 2028 Los Angeles Games and possible games in Salt Lake City could be difficult in 2030 and the feasibility study for it is still ongoing.

« The main focus of the Olympic and Paralympic world is on Beijing and not having that focus on us is not a disadvantage, » said Bullock in a video conference.

« We understand that many people in our community have a passion that sees it as the earlier is better.

 » It has to be with LA be balanced in 2028, we have to be very respectful of how we manage back-to-back games every 18 months.

« We have to balance our passion for hosting the earlier games [while we do the little Note window].

« It could be before Beijing and it could be after; and when we get to the end of the year it will focus on Beijing too, but we will lower our heads and find a comfortable time. « 

During its meeting, the Board of Directors approved Steve Miller and USOPC Representative Chris Waddell as Executive Committee members.

The Nominations and Governance Committee charter and the approved Finance and Audit Committee charter were also approved.

An application for the 2030 Games would be 28 years after the 2002 Winter Olympics in the city, and organizers want to take advantage of this event’s venues.

Mentioned in its management updates, the committee also hoped to have venue deals by the end of the proposed Athletes’ Village at the University of Utah .

« We have excellent venues that are all used and a significant number of We The competition continues, as well as training and recreational use.

« We are in the fortunate position that every venue is available and although there are 40 percent more events, we can integrate them into our infrastructure. »

He hoped this could be implemented by the end of the year and was aiming for a deadline by the end of November to register 24,000 hotel rooms for the Games.

Bullock and Committee Chairwoman Catherine Raney Norman will be with a small in the week of November 29th Delegation including USOPC representatives to travel to Europe for two-day meetings with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). « We will renew and expand relationships, we will receive insights and feedback on the dialogue process and present our work so far, » said Bullock about the upcoming visit.

Although a decision about which games to bid for has not yet been confirmed, Bulloc is making himself k no worries about the time right now.

« Our application document is being prepared which will be shared with the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee over time, » he added.

« Fortunately, we are still a long way off ahead of when traditional games are awarded, which is usually seven years ago, so we don’t feel like we have any particular pressures.

Vancouver and Sapporo are expected to compete to host the 2030 games, and Andorra, France and Spain are interested in bidding between Barcelona and the Pyrenees.

Quebec City in Canada, Schmalkalden in Germany and Lillehammer in Norway were also named as potential hosts.

Michael Houston is a reporter for insidethegames. biz. He has participated in several major events including cycling at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. He also has experience working for the World Curling Federation and British Athletics.

Denver hosted the 1976 Winter Olympics before Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Awarded Finland and Vancouver, Canada at the 1970 International Olympic Committee meeting. But in a November 1972 referendum in Colorado, voters refused to fund the event. It is the only time that a city has won the Olympics but has withdrawn. The IOC then offered the games to Whistler in Canada, but they also turned them down due to a change of government after the elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still suffering from Denver’s rejection, declined and chose Innsbruck, the host city of 1964, as its replacement.

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